EPL club 'should sign Rangers ace', Arsenal 'must quiz Tierney' on Celtic talisman, MLS star eyes Scotland switch, Hearts and Hibs latest - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill
Newcastle 'should sign Gers ace'
Former Rangers striker Andy Gray has urged Newcastle to make Alfredo Morelos a priority in the summer - especially with a reported valuation of £13 million. The footballer-turned-pundit said: “If Morelos can take his form and put it in the Premier League, Newcastle get themselves a great player." However, several clubs are keeping tabs on the player with Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Valencia among those keen. (BeIN Sports)
Gunners should quiz Tierney on Edouard
Arsenal “would be crazy” not to ask defender Kieran Tierney about former Celtic colleague Odsonne Edouard, according to pundit Charlie Nicholas.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the France Under-21 striker ahead of the summer transfer window with uncertainty over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future and Nicholas, who played for both clubs, believes Tierney can help the London side make a decision. (Sky Sports)
Budge: Hearts won't back SPFL proposal
Hearts have vowed to keep lobbying for an equitable and fair solution to the current coronavirus crisis, which has thrown Scottish football into “apparent disarray”. (Evening News)
Dempster: Scottish football must make most of reset opportunity
Calling for “calm heads and clear thinking,” Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster says that instead of “battering towards a decision” on its future, Scottish football needs to take a breath and make the most of the opportunity it has been afforded to hit the reset button. (Evening News)
Clubs likely to vote against SPFL resolution
Growing opposition to an SPFL resolution designed to terminate the season immediately for Championship, League One and League Two looks likely to see the proposal voted down by the 42 senior clubs. (The Scotsman)
Gers blast 'abhorrent' plans
Rangers have railed against the SPFL proposals to end the season early. The resolution recommends that the Ladbrokes Premiership remains postponed for the time being, although final season placings would be determined by the same system if the SPFL's board determines matches cannot be played. That would see Celtic crowned champions for the ninth successive season and Hearts relegated and Rangers say that it is "abhorrent that certain clubs could be unfairly relegated" if the resolution is passed. (The Scotsman)
MLS star eyes Scotland switch
Scotland national team boss Steve Clarke has been alerted to the availability of Philadelphia Union defender Jack Elliott. The 24-year-old centre-back came through the US college system but having been born in London to Scottish parents, qualifies for Scotand. The 6ft 5in stopper is understood to be keen on pledging his allegiance to his parents' homeland. (The Sun)
Saints players and staff put on furlough
The majority of St Johnstone's playing and non-playing staff have been placed on furlough leave.
The UK government's Job Retention Scheme will pay 80 per cent of their salaries up to a monthly sum of £2,500, but the McDiarmid Park outfit say all staff will receive full pay for the month of April. (BBC)
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